HoudahGeo 2.2 released - Revolutionizes iPhoto'09 Geocoding

April 6, 2009 in Multimedia (E)

[prMac.com] Luxembourg - Houdah Software is pleased to announce the immediate availability of HoudahGeo 2.2: the premiere photo geocoding solution for the Mac. HoudahGeo 2.2 allows for geocoding photos hosted in an iPhoto'09 library by being able to write to the Places database.

Up until now, photos needed to be geocoded before being imported into iPhoto. Indeed iPhoto is not able to refresh metadata for photos it manages. Thus it cannot see geotags added by third party software. HoudahGeo 2.2 is a game changer by taking over the responsibility of updating the iPhoto database with the new metadata. This makes HoudahGeo the perfect companion to the iPhoto'09 Places feature. HoudahGeo 2.2 brings GPS enabled geocoding and Google Earth geocoding to iPhoto.

Further enhancements brought along by HoudahGeo 2.2 include:

* New feature: iPhoto'09 Places
HoudahGeo 2.2 may write to the iPhoto'09 Places database. You may now geocode photos managed by iPhoto'09.

* New feature: All-new map based geocoding
The map geocoding interface has been completely reworked for efficiency.

* New feature: Track library
HoudahGeo archives GPS track logs to a library for later re-use.

* New feature: Lightroom 2 folders access
HoudahGeo 2.2 now supports both Lightroom collections and folders.

* New feature: Offline bookmark geocoding
Bookmarks from the map geocoding interface are now available for geocoding from the inspector panel.

* New feature: Automatic altitude information
Reverse geocoding may now retrieve altitude information.

Recently HoudahGeo 2.1 has added support for locr. Locr is a revolutionary geotagging photo community. With the "locr Geophoto Book", the first travel photo book that contains auto created maps (kill street) and wikipedia based photo descriptions, locr extends its product range with print products.

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4.8 or higher, including Leopard
* Universal Binary for PowerPC & Intel
* Digital camera
* Optional GPS track logger

Purchasing HoudahGeo licenses:
HoudahSpot 2.2 is priced at $30 (USD) for a single-user license. It is a free upgrade for all registered HoudahGeo 1.x and 2.x customers.

Houdah Software s.a r.l is a small company based in Luxembourg Europe. The company was founded in late 2005 by Pierre Bernard. Apple, Macintosh, Mac, iPhone, iPod, Spotlight, WebObjects and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

locr was founded in September 2006 in Brunswick, Germany. The founding team has many years of entrepreneurship experience in the fields of internet, software and multimedia. The main investor is the High-Tech Gruenderfonds, a joint venture of public and private investors (e.g. Siemens, Telekom, BASF). Due to strong partnerships locr aims to become Europe's leading internet platform for travel- and geophotography in 2009.


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